Returning to our community safely

Students wearing masks while they walk and skateboard across campus

Whether you’re new to campus, or you’ve been a Skyhawk for a few years, we are all #FLCTogether.

After an extended winter break, we hope you will feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to campus to continue your educational journey safely!

Keep it up

Ensuring campus safety during in-person instruction is our number one priority, and you’ve shown us it’s yours too. While many colleges across the country faced disruptions this fall, FLC students, staff, and faculty adhered to our virus mitigation strategies to Protect the Nest. By embodying the Indigenous perspective of K’é, a mutual respect for others and actions that benefit the greater community, we’re achieving our goal of quality, uninterrupted in-person and hybrid instruction. It hasn’t been easy and the fatigue is real. But, an FLC experiential education and the health of our loved ones and Four Corners communities are too important to compromise. You can do it again, Skyhawks, and we’ve got your back.

K'é and COVID safety

An indigenous perspective on community health


Need-to-knows for Spring

Campus life

FLC student ordering food in San Juan Dining, the main dining hall on campus

Move-in for new and current on-campus residents

We will welcome you for Spring 2021 between January 24-27. We are working on the logistics of staggered move-in and your required test for COVID-19. The goal of having you come that week is to ensure test results prior to beginning in-person instruction February 1. You will receive more information on your date and time in late November.


Meal plans will start on Sunday, January 24 when staggered move-in for housing begins. Meals will be provided for athletes residing on campus before staggered move-in.

San Juan Dining and the Rocket Grill will be offering to-go orders only, until February 1. This date may be extended due to health precautions.

  • Campus health
  • Campus learning
  • New students
  • Additional supports for Spring 2021
Campus health

Start Up COVID-19 Testing

All students and employees will be required to test and receive their results before beginning in-person instruction or work on February 1. Testing dates are tentatively scheduled from January 20-26. Please stay tuned for more details!

Mandatory testing continues

All students and employees that come to the FLC campus will be required to participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing throughout the Spring semester

Campus learning

Full details for Spring 2021 are still in development — check back to the Gear Up homepage in mid-January for updates.

Academic calendar

  • Wednesday, Jan. 27 — Last day to withdraw with no academic financial penalty
  • Thursday, Jan. 28 — Classes begin ONLINE
  • Monday, Feb. 1 — Classes move to in-person instruction
  • Friday, Feb. 12 — Census Date
  • Friday, Mar. 19 — Midterm grades due from Faculty
  • Friday, April 30 — Last day of classes
  • Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 6 — Final Exams
  • Thursday, May 13 by 3 p.m. — Final Grades viewable to students


Class formats offered for Spring 2021


Courses offered via the internet using Canvas. 100% of course activity is done online with no required on-campus meetings. Online courses may include optional synchronous online meetings or assignments that engage the student in community-based activities.

Live Online

Faculty and students meet synchronously via Zoom for all instructional hours; no in-person classroom meetings. Students must be prepared to meet online during all scheduled classroom times. Live Online courses hold most classes via Zoom but can also include some alternative synchronous and asynchronous online course activity.


Combines face-to-face classroom instruction with distance education activities (25-85% required synchronous).


Course delivered with fully remote option(s) – synchronous or asynchronous – along with regularly scheduled face-to-face classes, so students can choose to transition seamlessly between the two learning environments. Instructor determines how to deliver remote option.


Regular classroom instruction (because of COVID-19, this could be all students meeting together every day OR split classes with students meeting in-person on alternating days)

New students


Online Orientation will open in January 2021. The in-person social gathering as a part of Orientation will be taking place on Saturday, January 30. More information to come later. New students will be required to complete the Health Awareness Certification (HAC) before joining in-person instruction on February 1. The HAC includes the #FLCTogether Pledge, as well as COVID-related protocols.

Additional supports for Spring 2021

For new students

For new and current students

Technology Bundle Rental Program
Laptops, WiFi hotspots, and smartphones available

CARES Act application
Apply for funding to cover COVID-related expenses

Skyhawk Persistence Grants
Emergency assistance grants